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this week about the 9/11 attacks on the u.s. mission in benghazi, live thursday at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. >> remarks from defense secretary leon panetta at the national press club. secretary panetta talked about the federal budget, defense cuts and the security situation in afghanistan. he visited afghanistan last week. this is an hour. >> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is theresa warner and i am the 100 president of the national press club. -- the 105th president of the national press club. we are committed to our professions future to our programming and events such as this while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, visit www. press.org. to donate our programs offered to the public through our national press club journal them and to do, visit press.org/institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speakers and those of you attending. our head table includes guest of our speaker as well as working journalists who are club members. if you hear applause in our audience, members
but the attack on our facilities in benghazi and extreme violence elsewhere in the region began to change that. these governments increasingly showed the political will to tackle the terrorist threat. in many cases, they lack the resources and expertise to handle the complex and difficult challenge. this is a unique opportunity for the international community to help build the capacity of these nations which are eager to take on terrorism. this task -- comes with great urgency. it must address it now before the threat becomes more serious. some of these governments have doubts about u.s. counter- terrorism objectives. some seek to implicate us in oppressive acts carried out by former regime security services. we will have to work through those ideas and we can agree with these new government that the predecessors regimes are not what we seek. on the contrary, there are numerous factors that feed into radicalization, oppressive measures by security services was among the most potent. the goal of our counter- terrorism systems is to help countries move away from press of approaches towards the b
on the benghazi attack that killed four americans. the committee will hear from deputy secretary of state at 8:00 a.m. eastern. you can see that live on c-span2. and mr. burns will go to the other side of capitol hill in the afternoon to testify about the benghazi report. that's live on span3 at 1:00 eastern. >> i don't want to spoil the book for you so let me say that the year began with the american republic in grave danger t union armies were struggling to grow virtually over night from a few thousands men scattered across the continue nt to more than half a million. the inexperienced officers thrust into command of these volume tires were stimed by the sheer size of the states of america which covered a space larger than the entire european territory con querd by na polian. >> sured said that even smart people failed to see the difficulty of the union's task. they didn't apprehend the vast extent of the rebellion as he put it. military operations to be successful must be on a scale practically unknown in the art of war. >> the second year of the civil war, a strained federal government and
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